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Located just a short drive south of the city of Lakewood, the West Park neighborhood lies within the city of Cleveland between I-90 and I-480 with I-71 running through the middle. A short drive from downtown, the neighborhood is accessible via highway to other neighborhoods to the east including Ohio City, Tremont, Larchmere, North Collinwood, and University Circle. West Park is also a short 10 minute drive from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. 

The neighborhood contains four main subneighborhoods: Jefferson, Kamm's Corners, Puritas-Longmead, and Riverside. Once known as Rockport Township, the area became known as West Park in 1921 when it officially became its own municipality for about 9 years. The neighborhood's name was derived from a wooded park with a lake that early settler John West operated on his property at Lorain Avenue roughly between West 138th and 140th Streets. It was once referred to as "West's Park" but has since evolved into "West Park". Since being annexed to the city of Cleveland in 1923, the area remained known as the West Park neighborhood. 

With access to the Rocky River Reservation directly to the west of Kamm's Corner, the neighborhood of West Park has easy access to a number of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and boating. The reservation is a part of the Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace stretching along the Rocky River Valley from Lake Erie down south to Strongsville. In addition to the Cleveland Metroparks, the West Park neighborhood is home to more than half a dozen community parks. With lake access to the north, residents are about 10 minutes away from Lakewood Park and about 15 minutes from Edgewater Park Beach. 

Neighborhood Parks

Davinwood Park

Drakefield Park

Gunning Park

Impett Park

Maplewood Park

Munn Park

Rainbow Park

Tuland Park

The neighborhood's main shopping district known as Kamm's Corner features a wide variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and more. The district is popular for it's bar and restaurant scene as well as its frequent festivals and markets. The West Park neighborhood, including the Kamm's Corner shopping district, is a strong and vibrant Cleveland community.

Coffee Shops/Bakeries/Cafes

5 Points Coffee & Tea

Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Westpark

Westpark Bakery

Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Co


The Public House

PJ McIntyres

West Park Station

Back Stage Bar

Smedley's Bar and Grill

Hatfield's Goode Grub


A bar

Irish 32

Rubin's Family Restaurant

Red Lantern Kitchen and Bar

Working Class Brewery

Gene's Place to Dine

The Third Place

VIP Lounge

The Cone Zone

Casey Jones Tavern


Amp 150

Gyro World

The Souper Market

Si Senor Mexican Restaurant

Thai Elephant

Dragon Towers Chinese Restaurant

Oriental Palace Buffet

Dante's Pizza

Brothers Pizza Company

Gionino's Pizza

Geppetto's Pizza & Ribs

Athens Pizzeria

Romeo's Pizza

Seven Seas Seafood

Charlie's Beverage

K&K Portage Meats

West Park Nutrition

Warren Village Beverage


Smith Architects

Alber & Rice Engineers

Reitz Engineering

C&S Companies


Carol & John's Comic Book Shop

Only in Clev Clothing

Starship Earth

The Indoor Gardener Store

Gino's Shoe Repair

Barber & Beauty

West Park Barber Shop

West Park Beauty Shop

West Park Barber Premier Lounge

Kamm's Barber Shop

Solstice Salon

Diamond Beauty Salon


Gunning Recreation Center

West Park YMCA

One of the more popular events is the annual festival known as the Hooley on Kamm's Corner. The Hooley™ is West Park's annual day-long block party on Lorain Avenue from West 165th to Rocky River Drive, kicking off Cleveland's robust community festival season with live music and entertainment on two stages, festival food, booths, and plenty of family fun. Kamm's Corner also hosts a weekly farmers market every Sunday between June and October. 


Kamm's Corner Farmers Market | Sundays, June 9th to October 13th

The Hooley on Kamm's Corner | Saturday, June 15th from 12:00p to 8:00p

St. Mary Romanian Festival | Friday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th

West Park Holiday Cheer | Thursday, December 5th


Shaker Square is a historic neighborhood within city limits located just southeast of downtown Cleveland. The neighborhood is complete with restaurants, shops, entertainment, and more including the decoratively ornate Atlas Cinemas theater. One of the first of its kind, the square was designed as a suburban shopping center to appeal to the upper-class clientele of Shaker Heights and housed a great variety of businesses over the years, from realtors and restaurants to specialty clothing stores and professional offices. 

Initially designed as a gateway to the Shaker Heights suburb, the square's design was inspired by 18th-century European royal squares with American Colonial-Georgian details to conform with the vision of Shaker Heights. The surrounding residential parts of the Shaker Square neighborhood primarily feature English, French, or Colonial style homes and apartment buildings. Immediately surrounding the square, a majority of the residences are apartment buildings designed in the aforementioned styles on tree-lined streets in walking distance to the square. 

More recently, the square has evolved into a popular location for small business entrepreneurs. The proximity of the neighborhood to downtown via the RTA transit Shaker Square station and other neighboring communities - including Cleveland Heights, the new Van Aken district, and Larchmere - makes the location ideal for businesses and residents looking for urban living paired with neighborhood charm. The transit line runs directly through the center of the square connecting residents and visitors to the new Van Aken district to the southeast and Tower City in downtown Cleveland to the northwest. The Tower City transit stop provides riders with access to other neighborhoods within the greater Cleveland area. 


Dave's Supermarket

Fashions by Fowler

Pet Wants

CVS Pharmacy

Captain Tony's


Balaton Restaurant

EDWINS Restaurant & Leadership Institute

Fire Food & Drink

Juice Up 

Sasa Asian Bistro

Señor Tequila

Yours Truly Restaurant

Zanzibar Soul Fusion

Michael's Diner at Shaker Square



Cosmic Bobbins

Alexander's Floral Designs

Flawless Barber Academy/H2 Healthy Hair

Hair & Nails Spa Studio

Shaker Square Animal Hospital

Coffee Shops/Cafes

Dewey's Coffee House

A popular location for festivals, Shaker Square is home to a number of events including the weekly seasonal North Union Farmers Market which occurs every Saturday. The market is part of a city wide series bringing locally-grown or made products to urban communities for purchase directly from the vendor. The market is held outdoors in the middle of the square from April until December. Another popular event hosted by the North Union Farmers Market organization is the Cleveland Garlic Festival is a two-day yearly event featuring live music, entertainment, vendors, and all things garlic-related. 


North Union Farmers Markets (seasonal) - every Saturday from 8:00a to 12:00p

Free Summer Concert Series - June 22nd to August 3rd from 6:00p to 9:00p

Cleveland Garlic Festival - August 24th from 12:00p to 8:00p

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - September 12th from 10:00a to 11:00p

Holiday Market - December 1st from 9:00a to 1:00p


Once a hotspot for industrialization, the Flats East Bank has transformed into one of Cleveland's trendiest districts with easy access to Lake Erie and riverfront views. With ample entertainment and nightlife as well as a luxury apartment building and an upscale hotel, the Flats East Bank is the epitome of live, work, play. 

Just a short distance from Cleveland's city center, the Flats East Bank is a popular destination for events and festivals, including the annual Tequila Fest Cleveland and Cleveland Scene's Taste of Summer event. During the summer months, the Flats East Bank also hosts Flat Out Fridays on the second Friday of every month. The Summer Concert Series event brings a variety of sweet treats, food vendors, beverages, and other outdoor entertainment.

The East Bank also features an extensive riverfront boardwalk with gorgeous views of both the Cuyahoga river and downtown Cleveland. Only a short walk from the Cleveland Browns' stadium as well as the popular bar and restaurant Warehouse district, East Bank residents are able to enjoy the walkability of downtown Cleveland and all it has to offer. The neighborhood also features an RTA transit stop providing residents with access to most of Cleveland's neighboring suburbs and cities, including Lakewood to the west and University Circle to the east.  


Beerhead Bar + Eatery

Welcome to the Farm

Jade New Asian + Sushi Bar

Smokey's BBQ + Saloon

Rum Runners

Truman's 216


27 Club Coffee

Frozen Daquiri Bar + Restaurant

1330 on the River

Punch Bowl Social

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Lindey's Lake House

FWD Day + Nightclub


Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

Collision Bend Brewing Company

Dante's Inferno

The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar


One of Cleveland's oldest neighborhoods, Ohio City is a historic community with unique residential and commercial spaces as well as landmarks and a vibrant shopping district. The neighborhood stretches from the Cuyahoga River to W. 50th street with Lake Erie to the north and I-90 to the south. Once a popular location for employees at the docks, mills, foundries, distilleries and bottling works, Ohio City has become an ideal location for those who want the excitement and accessibility of downtown living with a neighborhood feel.

Ohio City is centrally located with direct access to downtown Cleveland via the Bob Hope Memorial Bridge, Veterans Memorial Bridge, and the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. The neighboring communities of Edgewater and Tremont are both just short drives from Ohio City. Lakewood, West Park, and other nearby suburbs are accessible via I-90 in addition to eastern neighborhoods such as North Collinwood. Ohio City also features the W.25 - Ohio City RTA Train Station connecting residents to other surrounding suburbs to the west and to the east side neighborhoods such as University Circle.

The neighborhood was founded in the early 1800s and has experienced several periods of change in the years since. Originally a part of the Brooklyn Township, Ohio City became its own city in 1836 before later being incorporated into the city of Cleveland in 1854. The historic architecture and charm has remained with a number of landmarks and popular destinations having been revitalized and maintained. The neighborhood's architectural style features buildings with Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne elements. One of the most popular and well-known landmarks is the famous West Side Market. As Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market opened in 1840 with the current structure was built in 1912, the nationwide attraction to hundreds of food and produce vendors has been a staple of Ohio City and continues to be. 

Historic Landmarks

West Side Market

Ohio City Mural

Robert Russell Rhodes Mansion

John Heisman Birthplace

Hope Memorial Bridge

Monroe Street Cemetery

Veterans Memorial Bridge

In recent years, Ohio City has become a hot spot for foodies and craft beer enthusiasts. With dozens of restaurants and a dense population of breweries and microbreweries scattered about Ohio City, the centrally located neighborhood is within all kinds of entertainment. Ohio's oldest microbrewery, Great Lakes Brewing Company,  has been noted as important to Cleveland's local identity and as one of the initial forces behind the revival of the Ohio City neighborhood on the near West Side. The brewery was founded in 1988 and remains in its original location on Ohio City's W. 25th district. 


Nano Brew


Market Garden Brewery

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Bookhouse Brewing

Saucy Brew Works

Platform Beer Company

Bad Tom Smith Brewing

Hansa Brewery

ABC the Tavern

B and G Tavern

Bakersfield Tacos

Banana Blossom

Bar Cento

Bier Markt

Boaz Cafe

Bogtrotter's Doorstep

Citizen Pie

Crop Bistro & Bar

Dave's Cosmic Subs

Flying Fig

Forest City Shuffleboard

Heck's Café

Herb 'N Twine

Johnny Mango World Café


Bonbon Cafe

Kan Zaman

La Borincana Foods

Le Petit Triangle Café

Market Avenue Wine Bar

Momocho Mod Mex

Nate's Deli & Restaurant

Nick's Family Restaurant

Ohio City BBQ

Ohio City Burrito

Ohio City Galley

Old Angle Tavern

Old Fashion Hot Dog Inn

Phnom Penh Restaurant

Pizza Whirl

SOHO Kitchen & Bar

Souper Market


Tabletop Board Game Cafe

The Black Pig

The Harp

The Plum

The Rib Cage Smokehouse & Bar

Touch Supper Club

West Side Market Café

Xinji Noodle Bar

Tea Shops/Coffee Shops/Juicery

Cleveland Tea Revival

Rising Star

Beet Jar Juice Bar

Phoenix Coffee

Duck Rabbit Coffee

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Foyer at Beauty Shop

Koffie Cafe


Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream

The Cleveland Bagel Company

Larder Delicatessen and Bakery

Farkas Pastry Shoppe

Campbell's Sweets Factory

Mason's Creamery

Bigmouth Donut Company

The Ohio City neighborhood is also a popular location for festivals and markets. The most popular festival is the neighborhood's Ohio City Street Festival held annually at the end of September on W. 25th's main shopping district. The festival features Cleveland's best food, drink, retail, music, and arts entertainment that the neighborhood has to offer. The event also features a Kid Zone that is family-friendly fun including arts performances, interactive games, activities, crafts, inflatables and more.


5/18 - 10/19 - Open Air in Market Square from 10:00a - 4:00p (1st and 3rd Saturday)

6/20 - 6/23 - Strawberry Solstice (all day)

6/20 - 10/17 - Cleveland Bazaar Third Thursday Markets from 5:00p to 9:00p

6/29 - Ohio City Games from 12:00p - 4:00p

7/10 - Summer Block Party Series in Ohio City from 5:00p to 9:000

9/29 - Ohio City Street Festival from 12:00p - 8:00p

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